Esra Guzeldemir Akcakanat
Dr Tosun Dental Clinic
What is Periodontit?
Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone supporting teeth. It is a progressive condition caused by bacteria in plaque, a sticky film that forms on teeth. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and other health problems. Symptoms include swollen or bleeding gums, receding gum line, bad breath, loose teeth, and changes in bite pattern. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene can help prevent and treat periodontitis.
General information about periodontist
Gum disease treatment: Periodontists are experts in treating gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. They can provide non-surgical treatments like scaling and root planing, as well as surgical treatments like gum grafting and pocket reduction surgery.
Dental implant placement: Periodontists are skilled in the placement of dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots used to support replacement teeth. They have advanced knowledge in bone and tissue biology, ensuring successful and long-lasting implant placement.
Gum recession treatment: Periodontists can address gum recession, which is the exposure of tooth roots due to loss of gum tissue. They can perform procedures like gum grafting to cover and protect the exposed roots, improving both the appearance and overall oral health.
Management of complicated cases: If a person has complex dental needs, such as severe gum disease or multiple missing teeth, a periodontist may be consulted. They have the expertise to develop comprehensive treatment plans and coordinate with other dental specialists if necessary.
Maintenance of oral health: Periodontists provide routine dental care, including professional teeth cleanings, examinations, and maintenance of periodontal health. They can monitor and manage any ongoing gum issues to ensure optimal oral health.